Scene of the Crime - True Lies
Two Viennese special investigators, Moritz Eisner and Bibi Fellner, are called to a puzzling murder case in the Salzkammergut lake district. The body of a woman has been found in Lake Hallstatt, shot dead and submerged in a car. It emerges that the dead woman is a German journalist who had been reported missing, and had recently been working on a story about illegal arms deals. Eisner's and Fellner's investigations take them to the dead editor's desperate life partner, her informant, her editor in chief and a mysterious death that even decades later has still not been cleared up. The Federal Ministry of Homeland Security, which clearly has no interest in reopening this old and politically inconvenient case, quickly gets involved, putting pressure on the two police inspectors and their boss, Ernst Rauter. But undaunted, Eisner and Fellner continue to investigate, rapidly discovering that the historical crime and the murder of the journalist must in fact have something to do with each other.
Scene of the Crime - Home Sweet Home
A harrowing picture greets Moritz Eisner and Bibi Fellner when they arrive at the crime scene: Member of Parliament Raoul Ladurner in front of his house, bewildered and with bloodstained hands, his wife stabbed to death in the kitchen, their daughter critically injured. What happened here? A brutal burglary? The many indications at first glance that this is a case of forced entry cannot be ignored. Ladurner also makes serious allegations against a businesswoman from East Germany, whose business deals he has thwarted as an MP. But Ladurner himself also starts to seem increasingly shady. It's been a long time since relationships within his family were as amicable and idyllic as he has painted them. The true depth of the tragedy uncovered by Bibi and Moritz in the course of their investigations is greater than anyone could have expected.
Major Kottan is a homicide investigator with the Vienna police. Together with his colleagues, the one-legged Schremser and the simple-minded Schrammel, he solves cases marked by unusual circumstances and bizarre phenomena. While their superior, megalomaniac Chief Constable Pilch, makes their life and work even more difficult, Kottan unsuccessfully fiddles with his second career as a bandleader.
"Kottan's Investigations" always borders on highly charged parody and socio-critical aspiration. After all, who would expect that between everyday police work and gangland bosses one has to deal with coffee vending machines with artificial intelligence, UFO sightings or crocodile attacks? 12 episodes full of unruly corpses and absurd investigations, in short: crazy TV anarchy.
Spotlight Murder -- Real Murders, Real Investigators, Real Thrills
The eight-part crime reenactment series combines the plot-driven narrative structure of a classic whodunit mystery with the events of a real murder case. The series is presented by the real investigators, crime scene technicians, and medical examiners in charge of the original cases. They relate their impressions during the investigation and explain it step by step. In elaborate reenactment scenes, the audience is sent on an exciting investigative journey.
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Angelica Fast is in her mid-thirties, a divorced single mother - and a successful investigator at Vienna's criminal investigation department. The good-looking young woman handles the balancing act between her job and parental duties with humour. Even if her teenage twins keep her on her toes, she goes all out for the pursuit of criminals. That professional and private life isn't always separable, is not least due to her ex-husband, the chief of forensics: Some teasing is part of the daily routine, and it may well happen, that childrearing is discussed on the crime scene.
Sentimentality has no room in all this - Angelica Fast knows what she wants and always keeps the facts in sight.
The Nosy Brothers
Felix has been trying to cope with his life since his wife passed away as a result of a diving accident on their honeymoon. But then he is hit by another fateful blow. His father, Wilhelm, a private investigator by profession, dies of a heart attack during a surveillance operation. Reading his will, Felix discovers that there is another son, one who does not follow the rules of the family. Their father's will make the two very different half-brothers joint owners of the detective agency. When they visit the premises, they are drawn into their first case - actually their father's last. And somehow the two of them discover that they enjoy detective work - even though Felix would prefer to approach the case more analytically, rather than intuitively, like Ronnie.
This new 10-part crime-series amazes with a huge portion of comedy and charm at the same time.
Forensic psychologist, Dr. Leo Benedict solves crimes by going straight to the source: the psyche. When investigating a series of mysterious suicides, he stumbles accross a shady pharmaceutical company: Janus. Throughout this pharmaceutical thriller and family drama, Leo is determined to get to the bottom of this.
Whether sparks are fl ying with the neighbours, yourbest friend has been the victim of a crime or a drugdealer is making trouble - the police is there to takecare of law and order. However, cops are only human,too. Parents who refuse to believe the newsthat their child has died, teachers who are afraidof their pupils and friendships that are put to severetests are as much on the agenda as the kindof questions that cops also have to ask themselvesover and over again, such as are compromises essential,or is it more important to stick to one's ownprinciples? What is stronger - one's profession orfamily ties?
Four Women and a Funeral
Four women from a small village stick their noses where they don't belong. They can't help but investigate deaths by unnatural causes.
The splendid town of Kitzbuehel, at the foot of theAustrian Alps, set in unspoilt countryside and popularwith the jet set, makes a fascinating settingfor this thrilling detective series. «K-Files» featuresa dynamic young team of investigators, a gourmetchef full of bright ideas, a countess well acquaintedwith jet set life and a large portion of humour. Theresult is a witty and exciting detective series of avery special kind!The series is built around a young team of CIDofficers who constantly encounter extremelybaffling murder cases
Episodes:1-33 distributed by ZDF Enterprises34-231 distributed by ORF
Angelica Fast is in her mid-thirties, a divorced singlemother and a successful investigator at Vienna'scriminal investigation department. The good-lookingyoung woman handles the balancing act betweenher job and parental duties with humour.Even if her teenage twins keep her on her toes, shegoes all out to pursue criminals. That her professionaland private lives aren't always separable is notleast due to her ex-husband, the chief of forensics.Teasing is part of her daily routine, and it maywell happen that their children's upbringing is discussed on the crime scene. There is no room for sentimentality in all this - Angelica Fast knows what she wants and alwayskeeps the facts in sight.